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How Naps Can Improve Your Performance

As babies and small children, we probably engaged in napping. Naps gave our parents a break and improved our temperament as the day wore on. Without a nap, we were cranky, whiney, uncooperative and not pleasant to be around.  As we grew older our naps became shorter in duration until one day we stopped taking them. As adults, we don’t allow ourselves the luxury of taking naps mostly...

How to Spend Your Time Wisely

As early as they can, our parents start to ingrain in us the importance of making a living, saving money and bringing in the doe so that we can pay the bills and live a somewhat satisfying life along the way. And while their intentions are good, money isn’t the resource that we should really be focusing on.   So much of our time is wasted pursuing goals or tasks that...

White Rice or Brown Rice…What’s the Difference?

When I meet with clients we discuss carbohydrates and this question always comes up. Is white rice better for you or brown? We have been taught to avoid all “white” foods” like sugar, white bread and white flour for optimal health and body composition. A blanket statement like this is an attempt to keep guidelines simple for people. Labeling food as good or bad is not the most...

How to Pull Yourself Away From Those Negative Thoughts

Do you consider yourself a worrier? Do you always think first about what could go wrong rather than what could go right when you make a decision? There is a valid reason why this occurs and it has to do with evolution. Our brains are hard-wired to overemphasize threats and exaggerate negative events. We feel these situations more intensely and see them more easily. Because we...

The Easiest Way to Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep quality has been a hot topic as of late. The more and more you pay attention to the media, the more you will see recommendations to help improve your sleep. Many of these tactics probably work to varying degrees. After all, we’re all different.   Although there are so many different strategies you can use to improve your sleep quality, there is one in particular...

How to Get Started With Your Fitness Journey

The loss of vitality and health can be an insidious process. As children, we were full of energy and rarely stopped moving. We ate when we were hungry and slept when we were tired. We did what our bodies told us to do and then we became grown ups. Statistics show that the average person puts on 1-2 pounds per year from early adulthood through middle age. This occurs mainly because...

How to do a Bodyweight Workout

Being in the fitness industry for about 10 years now, I’ve heard just about every reason why someone isn’t able to start working out. Sometimes it’s a money issue, or their boyfriend didn’t say it was Okay, or your dog ate your workout shoes. One of the more prominent excuses that I hear is not having enough time.   Luckily enough for you, you don’t know 2 hours...

How to Overcome Those Cravings That Are Holding You Back

Sugar cravings, we have all had them. We are hardwired by our biology to love the taste of sweetness. We evolved seeking out sweet fruits rich in vitamins, minerals and a quick source of energy. The taste of sweetness helped us to avoid eating foods that were spoiled or poisonous. In coaching nutrition clients, many talk about sweet cravings when they begin to eat healthier....

How Exercise Makes You More Smart (Get It?)

Many of us spend most of our days in the gym trying to lose weight or put on muscle. Many a person has wasted countless hours walking on a treadmill or pedaling away on a recumbent bike in hopes of developing those ever evasive 6-pack abs.    However, there is an underlying effect that exercise has on us that most of us don't appreciate. Actually, I would imagine most...

Becoming Unplugged to Improve Your Life

The technological advances we have in our lives today are truly amazing. Smart phones are an example and have brought major convenience to our lives. We can read books, Google answers to questions and remain connected to the outside world 24/7. While these advances have improved our lives, they also come with a downside. Where can we find time to pause from all this...